Announcing The Horrorathon: 26th and 27th Of October, 2017

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In a couple of months time it will be Halloween; cue the scary music, flickering candles, screams, and people banging at your door thinking it’s fine to demand sweets. A perfect opportunity then for us to discuss those films that scare us.

You can discuss anything related to horror films. For example you could discuss your favourite scary film. The Universal Monster Movies (Dracula, The Invisible Man etc.) The Hammer Horror films. The films of Val Lewton. The Horror directors. The Horror stars, such as Vincent Price, Lon Chaney Sr, Peter Cushing etc. It’s entirely up to you.

As usual, I will only be accepting two duplicate posts about the same film, actor etc. There are so many films and stars out there for this genre, that we shouldn’t all need to write about the same ones. Check the participant list below to see who is writing about what. You are welcome to write more than one post.

New to blogathons?

How do I take part?
Very easily. Leave me a comment below telling me what you want to write about.  Leave me your name and the name of your blog too. Then grab one of the banners below, and put it up somewhere on your site to help spread the word.
What will happen on the Blogathon days?
I will put up a new post on each day saying the Blogathon is going live. Leave me your name and the link to your completed entry in the comments. I will then create the link to your entry on my post.
I’ve never participated in a Blogathon before. What’s it all about?
You’re in for lots of fun then. 🙂  Blogathons are a great way of connecting with other bloggers. It’s a good way of getting more visitors to your site who may not otherwise have ever known your blog existed. I love Blogathons for the varied opinions and comments different bloggers can bring to the same subject.

It’s up to you on which of the days you make your entry live. All I ask is that nobody posts late, you can post early if you like, let me know and I will add your link in on one of the days.

Grab one of the banners below to help spread the word, and put it up on your site somewhere. Have fun writing, and please don’t scare yourselves too much!


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Participation List

Maddylovesherclassicfilms – Dead Of Night

Cinematic ScribblingsSpirits of the Dead

LifesdailylessonsblogThe Haunting      13 Ghosts

Thoughts All SortsMy Reaction To Horror Films.

                                   VinniehCat People

Sparksfromacombustiblemind –  Post on Jamie Lee Curtis       Halloween (1978)

Bonnywood ManorDon’t Look Now      The Haunting of Julia

RealweegiemidgetKill Keith

Wonders In The DarkI Walked With A Zombie

Serendipitous AnachronismsThe Legend Of Hell House

In The Good Old Days Of Classic HollywoodThe Bat

dbmoviesblogLes Diaboliques

Critica RetroThe Page Of Madness

The Wonderful World Of CinemaTopic to be decided

Moody MoppetThe Raven

Old School EvilMonster Squad

Sat In Your LapComedy Of Terrors

It Came From The Man CaveTrick or Treat?

Silent-ologyThe Man Who Laughs (1928)

The Stop ButtonSuspiria

A Viewers Guide To Classic FilmsHouse Of Dracula


63 thoughts on “Announcing The Horrorathon: 26th and 27th Of October, 2017

  1. Embeecee

    I’d like to do two pieces – one about Jamie Lee Curtis (so called ((at one time)) “Scream Queen” and the original “Halloween” – a movie which is (IMHO) unparalleled in simple horror. Thanks for hosting these! They’re so fascinating and I’m really looking forward to this one! 😀

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  2. Brian Lageose

    I’d like to two pieces as well, if I may: “Don’t Look Now” (1973) and “The Haunting of Julia/Full Circle” (1977). I haven’t seen either in a very long time, and I’d like to see if the memories match the real thing… 😉

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  3. Gill Jacob

    Hi Maddie, can you also add me for Halloween (1978) with Jamie Lee Curtis, thanks Gill from Realweegiemidget Reviews (btw getting the feeling you as hooked as the rest of us on blogathons)

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      1. Gill Jacob

        Hi, not sure if you getting my messages, was wondering if could change this choice to one of my older reviews not used in a blogathon of Kill Keith (2011) – can you check your spam as concerned if my messages now not coming through. Thanks, Gill

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  4. In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood

    Hi Maddy. I got the dates mixed up with the Alfred Hitchcock Blogathon. My bad. I’m definitely in with this blogathon though, and I will put it on my calendar. This is the perfect opportunity for me to write about my all time favorite film “The Spiral Staircase” ( 1946 ) again. I’ve wrote about twice before, but the film deserves a better article, so please put me down for that. Thanks.

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    1. maddylovesherclassicfilms Post author

      Hey there, Crystal. No worries. The Spiral Staircase is all yours (fantastic film). Welcome aboard! I’ve sorted your comments issue out, for some reason your comments were going into spam (ah, the joys of WordPress) 😉


  5. Le Magalhaes

    Hi, Maddy!
    I’d like to cover one of the movies in my 2017 watchlist: 1926’s A Page of Madness.
    That will be great and spooky, without a doubt!

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  6. In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood

    Hey Maddy. Can I change my topic from “The Spiral Staircase” to “The Bat” ( 1959 )? I’ve written about “The Spiral Staircase” twice before, and as much as I would like to write about it again, I want to write about something I haven’t written about before.

    Also, I might be a bit late submitting my post, because I’ve battling severe headaches again since last night. If it gets too bad I will have to go back to the hospital. If that is the case, I will get my brother to submit my article for me. I will get started on it now.

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  10. cottagecaretakersyahoocom

    Dear Maddy,

    I would like to join. I want to participate with an article about “Phantom of the Opera” from 1943. I am going to be discussing the horror scenes in it and what are really the most horrible aspects of this film.

    By the way, I would like to invite you to join “The Second Annual Great Breening Blogathon.” This blogathon, which will be taking place on October 12-17, is a celebration of the Code, its Era, and its enforcer, Joseph I. Breen. We are using this blogathon to honor Joseph Breen on his 130th birthday, which would have been on October 14. However, we are extending the blogathon to October 17 to celebrate the second anniversary of PEPS, which was founded on October 17, 2016. You can participate by breening a film that is not from the Breen Era (1934-1954) or by analyzing a Code films. You can also discuss an aspect of the Code, its influence on Hollywood, or Mr. Breen itself. You can find out more and join here:

    I hope that you’ll be able to join! We could really use your talents.

    Yours Hopefully,

    Tiffany Brannan



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